Baby Names Inspired by Artists

Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map.
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  • Valentino

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    A dashing, dramatic and romantic Italian surname, associated with early movie heartthrob Rudolph, and later with Italian fashion designer Valentino (Garavani). Also the name of an early Roman sain... Read More 

  • Venturi

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    The name of prize-winning American architect Robert Venturi would make a somewhat awkward first. Read More 

  • Vieira

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    A vivacious Latin alternative to the superpopular Sierra.  Read More 

  • Vigee

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    This portion of the name of the famous eighteenth century French painter Elisabeth Louise Vigee LeBrun could make a cute and perky girl's name. Read More 

  • Vionnet

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    This name of a famous Parisian fashion designer known for her sophisticated 1920s and 30s style could translate into a pretty American baby name.  Read More 

  • Weston

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    Weston has gone from being a Jane Austenish British surname to a first name with a relaxed American western cowboy feel. Along with other trendy 'n'-ending boys' names, Weston is rising in popular... Read More 

  • Willem

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    Common in Holland, the appealing Willem (as in de Kooning and Dafoe) makes William fresh and distinctive. Read More 

  • Winslow

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    Winslow's most famous reference may be male painter Winslow Homer, but as a name it's beginning to be on the rise for girls. Adorable nickname Winnie may be the reason. Other unusual painterly poss... Read More 

  • Yves

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    On paper, with its stylish ties to fashion legend Yves Saint-Laurent (born Henri), Yves looks great, but the pronunciation--EVE-- could lead to gender confusion. German variation Ivo might be coole... Read More 

  • Zandra

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    When unconventional British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, the Swinging London's 'Princess of Punk,' changed her first initial from S to Z, she transformed a diminutive of Alexandra into a legitim... Read More 

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